ME/CFS, case definition, and serological response to Epstein-Barr virus. A systematic literature review

@article{Eriksen2018MECFSCD,
  title={ME/CFS, case definition, and serological response to Epstein-Barr virus. A systematic literature review},
  author={Willy Eriksen},
  journal={Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health \& Behavior},
  year={2018},
  volume={6},
  pages={220 - 234}
}
  • W. Eriksen
  • Published 16 August 2018
  • Medicine
  • Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior
ABSTRACT Background: The levels of antibodies to Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have been compared to healthy controls in many studies. However, the results are inconsistent. Purpose: The objective of this systematic literature review was to determine whether differences in EBV serology between ME/CFS patients and controls vary with the case definition that is used. Methods: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and earlier reviews were searched… Expand

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